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Stephen E. Arthur

Stephen E. Arthur

Stephen Arthur is a Partner, member of the Firm’s Litigation Services Group and Appellate Law Group, and chair of the Firm’s Ethics Committee.  Stephen has handled hundreds of litigation and appellate matters in Indiana state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and U.S. Military Courts.  He represents companies and individuals in the litigation and appeal of business and tort matters, estate and probate matters, drug and patent infringement, and real estate disputes.
Stephen is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He authors several treatises on federal and Indiana civil trial practice and procedure. Stephen received the 2014 Civility Award from the Litigation Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Stephen was a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps, and a Law Clerk to former Chief Justice Richard M. Givan of the Indiana Supreme Court.



  • Indiana University, 1979, J.D. (Honors)
  • University of Indianapolis, 1976, B.A. (Honors)
  • Marine Corps Basic School, Quantico, Virginia (Honors)
  • Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island



  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Past-President (Indiana Chapter); Editorial Board, Voir Dire Magazine
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers - Fellow
  • Faculty - NITA Trial Skills Program
  • Character Fitness Interviewer - Indiana Board of Law Examiners
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association - Indiana Chair, Committee on Rules & Practice
  • International Lawyers Network



  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified, Civil Pretrial Practice, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Indiana Super Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
  • Outstanding Lawyer of America
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • AV Preeminent Rated



  • Author - Federal Trial Handbook: Civil and Criminal (Thomson/West)
  • Author - Harvey’s Rules of Procedure Annotated (Thomson/West)
  • Author - Indiana Civil Trial Rule Handbook (Thomson/West)
  • Author - Indiana Civil Trial Practice and Procedure (Thomson/West)
  • Author - Indiana Procedural Forms (Thomson/West)
  • Contributing Author - Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (“Appellate Brief”) (1987-2014)
  • Contributing Author- Appellate Practice Compendium (Chapter - “The Insider’s Guide to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit”) (2012)
  • “Spoliation of Evidence, an Evolving But Limited Doctrine: When Should the 'Destroyer of Evidence' Be Held Accountable?,” Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. VIII: 35 (2011)
  • Indiana Law Review articles - Survey Indiana Insurance Law (Vols. 19, 17), Constitutional Law (Vol. 14), Workers Compensation (Vol. 13), "Dual Capacity Doctrine: Third-Party Liability of Employer-Manufacturer in Liability Litigation" (Vol. 12)



  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana



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